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Go4IT Scheme

Lottery scheme for public access IT to help with online benefit claims

Last month saw the launch of our Go4IT Scheme, set up to provide IT equipment to organisations that can help their service users claim benefits online. We are currently going through the applications received and are pleased to announce that another round of funding will be made available in the near future.

Advice North Somerset Forum

Quarterly forum meeting

The second Advice North Somerset forum is provisionally booked for the 14th April at The Hive. Please let us know if you would like to come by fillng in the 'Contact us' section on the website. Read the notes of the last Forum meeting here.

Housing Benefit claims

Improving the process for Housing Benefit claimants

Do you ...
Support your clients claiming Housing Benefit? 
Spend lots of time looking at Housing Benefit award letters?
Find the letters confusing?

The Council would like some feedback on a prototype talking video they have produced to explain the terms in the Housing Benefit award letters for claimants and people who help them. Please can you forward this link to your staff that help clients with Housing Benefit claims and hopefully we can help produce a tool that will be useful to clients and advisers alike.
Making sense of Housing Benefit letters

Advice North Somerset Training

Training dates for January - April

There are lots of spaces left on the following courses:
Advice Awareness
Thursday 19th February 9.30-12.30      
Thursday 9th April 9.30-12.30

Welfare Benefits Overview
Thursday 26th February 9.30-16.00
ESA and Disability Benefits overview
Thursday 19th March 9.30-16.00

Thursday 26th March 9.30-16.00

Online Referral system

ANSWeR pilot

The advice partnership is starting a pilot of the Advice North Somerset Web-based Referral system - or ANSWeR. If any other organisations are interested in this please contact us.

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